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ABOUT SNOW CITY

Snow City is Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow centre. A family-centric attraction centre, Snow City receives an average patronage of some 250,000 visitors from around the world!

The lure?

A snow chamber that delivers snow experience all year round; a unique sub-zero environment that will elevate your corporate events and team building sessions to greater heights; and snow professionals that create not only fun and enriching educational programmes, but magic out of thin air as well!

Launched in June 2000 and revamped in 2007, the Snow City is owned and managed by Snow Venture Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Science Centre Holdings Pte Ltd. It has a three-storey high and 60-metres long snow slope for visitors to snow tube.

It is also popular among locals and tourists who are unable to experience sub-zero temperatures back in homelands.

With Snow City’s new theme, visitors will be transported to the Arctic Circle whereby they will be introduced to Snow City’s 5 new mascots (Oki, Nooka, Suki, Ila, Koko) as well as new interactive exhibits.

OUR SNOW TECHNOLOGY

The snow level in the Snow Chamber (snow-covered area of Snow City building) is maintained at 400mm in depth. Up to 150 tons of snow are required to cover the snow grounds and about 10 – 15 tons of snow is made each week to maintain this snow level. The amazing fact is: all this snow is produced on-site using a specially-designed snow gun!

 Observe the following snow-making stages:

  1. Water is atomized using high-pressure compressed air
  2. The water arrives at the snow gun and is pushed out the special nozzles at the end of the barrel
  3. Liquid Nitrogen (which freezes at the amazingly low temperature of –196 degrees Celsius) is also passed through the snow gun
  4. The extreme cold of the liquid nitrogen snap freezes the atomized water into powder-like snowflakes.
 

The secret formula?

One ton of liquid nitrogen + one ton of water = one ton of snow!

This is only one of the amazing facts on snow and cold temperature, which you will discover at Snow City. Be sure to visit our Enrichment Programme page for more details on other interesting and fun topics.